As avid cyclists, we encourage everyone to take up this delightful, healthy, Earth-friendly sport. Cycling has been proven to benefit all ages, and can result in abundant physical and mental health benefits. But the sad reality is that each year, approximately 900 people will be killed in bicycle crashes. In addition to these fatalities, there will be over 1 million doctors office visits and 580,000 emergency room visits due to injuries from bike crashes. For all the benefits, when a bicycle crash occurs, the damages can be enormous.
Many injuries incurred in bicycle crashes can be healed with appropriate medical care. Fractures, for example, usually require casting and maybe even surgery, but most will heal without further impact. But medical care in the United States is expensive, and even with insurance, you may be left with thousands of dollars in bills. If you were hurt in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, we believe you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today to learn how we can help you.
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Some injuries will result in more long-lasting disabilities. Head injuries, for example, can often result in long-term behavioral and mental changes. These changes may leave the injured person requiring at-home care or regular therapy appointments. This care is expensive and few of us are prepared to pay these costs out of pocket. That is why, when the worst occurs, you simply must have an experienced Mississippi bicycle law firm on your side.
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have spent over 27 years representing victims of bicycle crashes. We chose this field of law because we are avid cyclists and we respect the sport. We understand that cyclists are often overlooked when cities consider transportation needs. Although bicycle infrastructure is improving throughout Mississippi, there are too few bike lanes. In addition, cyclists are underrepresented when it comes to motor vehicle laws. We urge all cyclists to ride carefully, but if you are involved in a crash, contact us right away.
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Mississippi Bicycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Mississippi’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- All cyclists riding below the speed of traffic should stay to the right hand of the traffic lane.
- There is no helmet requirement for any age in Mississippi.
- Bicyclists are not prohibited from riding on the sidewalks.
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